PhD, political science & peace studies, University of Notre Dame, 2017
MA, political science, University of Notre Dame, 2013
MDiv, Harvard University, 2008
Cert, religion & conflict transformation, Boston Theological Institute, 2008
MLitt, social anthropology of religion, University of Aberdeen, 2004
BTh, Hanshin University, 2002
Shinkyu Lee is a visiting assistant professor of politics. He holds a PhD from the joint program of the Department of Political Science and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. His research topics include international political theory, political theology, and East Asian political thought. His work has been published in Polity, the European Journal of Political Theory, the Journal of International Political Theory, the Korean Review of Political Thought, International Politics, and the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies. He is currently preparing a book manuscript on Hannah Arendt's ideas of peace.
A former solider, seminarian, and NGO worker, Lee emphasizes the close relationship between theoretical ideas and the real world of politics in his teaching. He has previously taught at Butler University, DePaul University, Harvard University, and Notre Dame. At Oberlin, he teaches political theory courses on ideologies, violence, human rights, and authority.
“The Real Promise of Federalism: A Case Study of Arendt’s International Thought,” European Journal of Political Theory 21, no.3 (2022): 539–560.